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sydnie kohara is on vacation. let's look at traffic and weather. we'll start off with elizabeth wenger and the commute. >> okay, thank you, julie. just getting word of a vehicle fire on northbound 880 at the bridge. hopefully we'll have details putting up a map in our next traffic hit. other approaches to the bay bridge easy commute across the eastshore freeway. we almost had a picture of it. it was a shot near ashby where traffic is moving at top speeds all the way down into emeryville. and your westbound 580 ride, quiet towards the dublin interchange, 15 minutes westbound towards 680. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. our forecast for this morning, here's a shot outside. and not a lot of sunshine but it's still kind of tells the story. got some fog along the coast around the bay and even inland this morning.
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how this may dictate influence your temperatures, cooler temperatures coming up in just a few moments. it's 6:00 on the dot. and firefighters are at a high school in richard where a fire damaged the cafeteria this morning. anne makovec joins us now from de anza high school where investigators say this fire is suspicious, right, anne? >> that's right. they found some discharged fire extinguishers in the building which it seems odd if somebody was trying to light a fire that they would be discharging fire extinguishers. firefighters also find it very odd but they say it is a clue that this could be arson. one to $2 million worth of damage to the cafeteria building here at de anza high school in richmond. that building is closed today. the good news is that none of the other buildings here at the school were affected. so school will be in session at de anza high but significant damage to the kitchen area and this is what firefighters found
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when they came to the building. >> based on the powder being in that dining area, we're kind of leaning towards that someone was in there. we did see some footprints, people walking through there so there was definitely some people in that dining room area. now, whether they were there at the time of the fire starting we don't know. >> reporter: and that's what they are investigating right now. the fire is completely out. they were able to knock that down in less than a half hour. this is on valley view road. again, students, you do have to go to school today if you go to de anza high school. the school officials as far as we know at this point have not determined what they are going to do about students' lunches. in fact, 82% of the students in the west contra costa county school district actually have free or reduced lunch. so people are being asked to bring lunch to school but a significant amount of students won't get the message so what the contingency plan for that is at this point is yet to be determined. >> we'll stay tuned for more information on that and, of
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course, if we hear about it before the show is over this morning we'll get that to parents at home. thanks, anne makovec. a judge has issued a preliminary injunction against two rival street gangs in san francisco. the ruling bans 41 known gang members from entering a specific zone in the neighborhood known as visitacion valley. there was no formal opposition filed against the injunction and it's the fourth such injunction in san francisco covering 134 gang members. police say legal maneuvers have played a role in a slight reduction of homicides in san francisco. an east oakland family is mourning the death of its dog shot by police responding to a burglar alack. members of the ha llock family weren't home tuesday night when the alarm went off. police surrounded the house saw a back door and and thought an intruder was inside. they said the dog acted aggressively toward them so one officer fired three shots. a family member came home to find a note from police
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informing them they had killed their dog. gubernatorial candidate meg whitman is offering more explanations about how she came to employ an undocumented worker. in a press conference yesterday, the republican nominee insisted she did not know back in 2003 that her housekeeper at the time was an illegal immigrant from mexico. whitman denied allegations by attorney gloria allred that the social security administration contacted her that year about the legal status of her housekeeper. >> neither my husband or eye received any letter from the social security administration. and if there is a letter out there i don't know how they got it. it's not in our house. >> now, just a few hours later allred held a press conference of her own. this time, she presented a copy of that letter dated april 22, 2003. it asks whitman and her husband, dr. griffith harsh, to verify their housekeeper's social security number. allred says harsh, her husband, that is meg whitman's husband,
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wrote a note on the letter asking the house keeper to look into it. whitman says her husband doesn't remember receiving the letter but that it's possible he wrote the note. today caltrans will celebrate a milestone in the construction of the devil's slide tunnel. crews are poised to punch through the northern end of highway 1 this afternoon in san mateo county. the crews have been drilling through the mountains for the past three years when the tunnel opens to traffic next fall commuters will finally have a way to bypass the crumbling cliffside along the coast near pacifica. the road will have a single lane in each direction. time now 6:05. let's get another check of traffic and weather. we'll start off with elizabeth and your commute. >> okay, thank you, julie. we have learned it's the truck actually a big rig on fire northbound 880 right before you reach the bay bridge. so watch out for that. we are not sure about lanes blocked right now but as you can see, our sensors don't appear to be showing much slowing because it is a friday and overall the commute has
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been looking good. friday light traffic just not as many people on the roads. here's live look at 880 closer to the coliseum. hard to tell you about there are some taillights there making their way up towards high street and up into downtown oakland. a nice ride really from hayward. northbound 880 from 238 to the maze, what does that say? 16 minutes. need my glasses this morning. 16-minute commute towards the maze and the san mateo bridge despite an earlier stall, that's been our only trouble spot. westbound 92 looks great towards the peninsula. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. the weekend! yeah, almost here. conditions for the morning for this friday morning, we are expecting quite a bit of clouds out there. low clouds, fog and drizzle along the coast. almost forgot my clicker. clouds and fog around the bay and low clouds inland with temperatures this morning from the mid-50s to the lower 60s. for this afternoon, another cooler day inland, temperatures from 75 to 87 degrees.
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around the bay, 63 to 70 with a mix of sun and clouds. and don't count on too much sunshine along the coastline. low clouds and fog remain with temperatures just up to the lower 60s. so today, we're cooling down again. we'll take a look at some bay area cities and today's cooler temperatures in just a few moments. >> thank you. time now 6:07. school's out next week for one of the bay area's largest districts. up next, reaction to the decision to close classes in the san jose unified school district. >> plus, a little later the san francisco giants now just one win away from the post-season for the first time in seven years. ♪
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there will be no district business of any kind next week with the exception of high school athletics. the unpaid days off were approved by all of the unions including the one representing the district's 1800 teachers. >> this is not something that we want to do. but we really don't have any other way to get out of this budget. you know, we're going to go into this. we're going to, you know, buckle down, take these five days but then we are going to come out on ther end of it. >> the furlough will save the direct about $5 million. again, the furlough starts on monday. so parents will have to make arrangements for their children. thousands of 4-year-olds will be held back from entering kindergarten. the cutoff date for on the try is now september 1 instead of december 2. it's a bill just signed by governor arnold schwarzenegger. the move could help save $700 million by reducing enrollment. state leaders say 100,000 children start kindergarten before they turn five.
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time now 6:11. good grief! has it really been six years? next, the celebration planned to mark a milestone for a famous comic strip drawn by a north bay legend. and this weekend it is the strive for life run/walk. they are telling you to get your rear in gear. that's going to be going on in lake merced in san francisco. 59 degrees, cloudy and cool. registration at 7:30. opening ceremony at 8:45. and the event kicks off at 9:00 in the morning. we'll take a look at your weekend forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. back up to oakland at the scene of this big rig fire. they just issued a traffic alert for this as well. big rig fully engulf. northbound 880 on the approach to 7th street so before you get to the bay bridge. the big rig is off to the shoulder now. but fire crews are on scene and they are blocking two lanes. so again this is the location northbound 880 there by 7th street before you get towards the macarthur maze and the bay bridge toll plaza.
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it sounds like it's just before the 880 overcrossing so they issued a traffic alert because a couple of lanes are blocked there. all your other approaches to the bay bridge actually look great. i mentioned during the little traffic tease there a couple of minutes ago that there was an injury crash at the bay bridge toll plaza. tow crew heading to the san joaquin no longer blocking lanes but that happened around the same time as the vehicle fire in oakland on northbound 880. so far no metering lights but i have a feeling they will be turned on shortly so small delays at the toll plaza backed up to mid lot. other approaches into san francisco, live look at the golden gate bridge traffic light through marin county. southbound 101 in the clear through the waldo grade and all the way down towards the golden gate bridge toll plaza and mass transit if you want to use it on this friday relax on your way into work everything is
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running on time for bart, ace and muni. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. check relax on your way into work. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. relax on the way into work. ignore the person bumping into you. remember you can get constant updates on weather as well on kcbs radio. clouds and fog around the bay, low clouds fog and drizzle at the coast. temperatures this morning from the mid-50s to the lower 60s. for this afternoon, sun and clouds and temperatures continuing to col down inland. today's warmest spots in the upper 80s, around the bay 63 to 70 degrees with partly cloudy skies and for the coastline, the low clouds and the fog will remain. temperatures up to the lower 60s. here we are, low pressure system right now in southern california giving a chance of showers in the los angeles area. for us, it's going to give us slightly more clouds and
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continue to aid in our cooldown. here we go. today's highs in the lower 80s in los gatos and cal bell, mid- 70s in mountain view and los altos. lower 70s in san mateo and in redwood city. east bay locations from the mid- 80s to concord to the lower 80s to dublin, 85 in livermore. just around the bay, about the 70s. just near 70. 70 in oakland, 70 in alameda. and the upper 60s in richmond and also in berkeley. north bay locations, friday afternoon, upper 70s in santa rosa and petaluma. 80 in sonoma. mid-70s in novato, 76 in san rafael. 64 in sausalito. cooler closer to the bay. and 63 in san francisco. so here we go. cooling down well into the weekend. and then by the time the beginning of next week arrives, temperatures will be fairly cool but by wednesday and thursday, temperatures will move up ever so slightly. weekend, it is the weekend and this weekend friday afternoon saturday and sunday, it is the hardly strictly bluegrass
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festival. it is a free event at golden gate park. partly cloudy and cool with temperatures in the lower 60s. might want to check it out. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. time now 6:18. here's a look at the top stories this morning. firefighters are at a high school in richmond where two- alarm fire damaged the cafeteria this morning. investigators believe it started in the kitchen area. and they are labeling the fire suspicious. damage is estimated at a half million dollars. classes are expected to go on as scheduled today. but students should plan on bringing their own lunch. republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman said she and her husband were not aware they had hired an illegal immigrant as their housekeeper for nine years. whitman is denying allegations by attorney gloria allred that the social security administration contacted whitman in 2003 about her housekeeper's citizenship. today caltrans will hold a ceremony right before it hits the construction milestone. crews are expected to punch
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through the northern end of the devil's slide tunnel in san mateo county this afternoon. the tunnel will be open to traffic in about a year. time now 6:19. just a day after the present in stones 50th anniversary another cartoon is about to celebrate a milestone after the flintstones' 50th anniversary. >> from these humbling beginnings, peanuts has grown into an empire. >> 60 years ago tomorrow peanuts debuted in a newspaper comic strip. charles schultz a long-time resident of santa rosa was behind charlie brown and the peanuts gang. a photograph of schultz will be presented to the smithsonian's national portrait gallery at a ceremony tonight. the charles m. schultz museum in santa rosa will have free admission tomorrow to celebrate the 60th anniversary. schultz died in 2000 and repeats of his strip still appear in many newspapers. time now 6:20. there could be some really loud noises coming from china basin this evening. up next, the san francisco
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this weekend the sonoma county harvest fest kicks off at noon, going on saturday and sunday. three days of wine tasting with more than 150 wineries. conditions in the upper 70s. your bay area forecast for today along with your weekend temperatures coming up. the san francisco joints are just one win away from returning to the post-season for the first time in 7 years, pablo sandoval got the giants on the board in the second inning yesterday with a home run in mccovey cove. madison baumgardner had a strong late season outings in five innings against the diamondbacks allowing just one run and got 7 strikeouts. the game was tied in the fifth when there was a fastball into the arcade and then in the
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sixth buster posey hit a two- run shot to left. the giants win 4-1 and their magic number to clinch the division is now one. during the game in the top of the 8th inning a fan made an excellent play. take a look at this. a 4th of july ball off the bat of arizona's adam la roche bounced into the seats along the right field line. a man holding a baby made a one hand catch. he had to use his bare hand to make the play. he held onto the ball and the baby. our question of the day, do you have giants play-off fever? on facebook: season!" one viewer wor hat we focus nts. she
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mornings@cbs5.com. or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. time now 6:25. just who will like that social network? coming up, a look at the movie based on the bay area's facebook. plus, the accusations continue between the republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman and the attorney representing her former housekeeper. what's happening today. and a fire destroys a local high school's cafeteria and fire officials think it might be arson. we'll tell you the clues they are investigating this morning coming up. and we have big problems right now on your northbound 880 approach to the bay bridge. traffic alert and lane shutdown. we'll tell you what's going on after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this morni fire good morning. it's friday, the first day of october. i'm julie watts in for sydnie kohara this morning. now it's 6:29. this morning, a suspicious fire at a school in richmond has officers investigating the cause. anne makovec has more. >> reporter: no food served in the cafeteria in de anza high school. that building has been destroyed by fire, the kitchen for sure.
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one to $2 million worth of damage according to school officials this morning. fire officials were called in the early-morning hours and they put the fire out quickly and isolated it to the kitchen area of the cafeteria building but significant damage throughout that entire building. the good news is that the fire did not touch the rest of the school. a lot of suspicious items around the area including several discharged fire extinguishers on the inside and outside of the building. fire officials say it raises red flags. >> definitely bizarre. especially because when the crews got here, all the doors were locked. we had to make forcible entry into the building. >> reporter: they found footprints inside the building. why anyone would want to set a fire and then use fire extinguishers in the same building, obviously a mystery. that's why the richmond pd is also investigating this case
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this morning. school is still on here this morning at de anza high school. but nobody is going to be going into the cafeteria. what exactly is going to happen with students' lunches is a bit of a question. certainly recommended that you bring your own lunch at this point. but 82% of the school district's students here in the west contra costa county district use free or reduced lunch so there will be a significant number of students who don't bring a lunch with them, as well. the school district is degree to have to come up with some sort of contingency plan and we're not yet clear on exactly what that will be. julie. >> as soon as we know we'll get that information to viewers. thank you, anne makovec. a judge has issued a preliminary injunction against two rival street gangs in san francisco. the ruling bans 41 gang members from end, a specific zone in the neighborhood known as visitacion valley. now, there was no formal opposition filed against the injunction. it's the fourth such injunction in san francisco covering a
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total of 134 gang members. police say legal maneuvers have played a role in a slight reduction of homicides around town. an east oakland family is mourning its dog shot to death boy police responding to a burglar alarm. members of the hallock family weren't home tuesday night when the alarm went off. police say they surrounded a house, back the back door was open and thought the intruder was inside. the dog acted aggressively so one officer shot it. one family member came home to find a note from police. the 11-year-old dog was said to be arthritic and friendly despite barking at strangers. gubernatorial candidate meg whitman is offering more responses to allegations about hiring undocumented workers. now a press conference yesterday whitman insists she did not know back in 2003 that her housekeeper at the time was
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an illegal immigrant. whitman denied allegations by attorney gloria allred that the social security administration contacted her that year about the legal status of nicky diaz santillan. >> neither my husband nor i received any letter from the social security administration. and if there is a letter out there, i don't know how they got it. it's not in our house. >> just a few hours later allred then held her own press conference and this time presented a copy of a letter from 2000 through that asked whitman and her husband to verify diaz's social security number. allred said harsh had written a note on the letter asking diaz to look into the matter. whitman says he doesn't remember receiving it but he may have written the note. today caltrans will celebrate a milestone in the construction of the devil's slide tunnel. crews are poised to punch through the northern end of the
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highway 1 tunnel this afternoon in san mateo county. the crews have been drilling through the mountain for the past three years. when the tunnel opens to traffic next fall, commuters will finally have a way to bypass the crumbling cliffside along the coast near pacifica. the road will have a slight lane -- a single lane in each direction. time now 6:34. we'll check traffic now with elizabeth. back out to oakland where the good news is the fire is out. we are talking about a big rig fire but fire crews are still out there blocking the two right lanes. this is northbound 880 at 7th street. as you can see, it's close to where you reach the bay bridge toll plaza. and the macarthur maze. so it could cause some slow traffic. we are seeing some slower sensors from just before 980 all the way towards the 7th street exhibit so watch out for that. it was a big rig engine that caught fire. fire crews still out there and there is a traffic alert issued, as well. as far as the commute near the
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coliseum not impacting it here. closer to the 980 interchange. the drive time is slowing northbound 880, 20 minutes from 238 up towards the macarthur maze. at the bay bridge toll plaza they did go ahead and turn on the metering lights right around 6:20 or so. so we are starting to see a backup -- actually beyond the west grand overcrossing. once you get past the metering lights, then you're good to go heading into san francisco. we have a new problem an accident westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. and it is beginning to slow your drive as you head towards the dublin interchange. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. >> forecast for today, all about the temperatures. the cooler temperatures. yeah. today we continue to cool down. 86 degrees forecasted in fairfield. 87 in antioch. 85 pleasanton. 80 in san jose. lower site of in hayward, 70 in oakland today -- lower 70s in hayward, 70 in oakland today.
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63 in san francisco. temperatures just shy of 80 in kentfield and santa rosa and 80 in sonoma. we are cooling down slightly more today, especially inland. what about the weekend? will the cooldown continue? we'll take a look at your weekend forecast coming up. time now 6:36. this is national premier day for the social network. a major motion picture about the birth and sudden emergence of palo alto based facebook. matt bigler joins us now from kcbs radio silicon valley bureau. how's it portray the founder? >> reporter: i haven't seen it. i talked to our technology analyst larry magid who saw it last night at midnight for the social network. it's the movie we're talking about. there were midnight showings across the u.s. and here in silicon valley. not really well attended. i mean, this is facebook's backyard. we are not talking about lines
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around the block or anything. larry said there were 40% full theaters at least where he went in mountain view. he had some interesting thoughts about it. want to give you some background. in case haven't heard, the film tells the controversial story of how mark zuckerberg the ceo of facebook turned his high- tech college prank into a major social movement in just a few years. largely by squashing anything or anyone who gets in the way of his vision for social networking. now, larry magid who is our technology analyst says the movie portrays zuckerberg as an important figure in our culture elevating facebook to the level of a major social institution something that will even put facebook on the map even more than it already has been. it's getting a lot of buzz, the film. we are talking about some best picture talk. certainly the best picture so far this year. could very likely be a best picture nominee especially now that there are ten of those every year. this morning's "mercury news" calls the social network an
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extraordinary perhaps defining film which deserves the comparisons it's been getting to the truly great movies of all time. so personally i'm excited to see it and i hope to do so soon. >> reporter: yeah, sound like a lot of people will see it after those kind of reviews especially in silicon valley. >> reporter: not just from the "mercury news" which is hometown newspaper but the "new york times," the "washington post" and a lot of writers for you know -- movie reviewers are saying this is a really great movie. >> wonder what oscar will do for facebook. we'll have to wait and see. thanks very much, matt bigler, kcbs radio silicon valley bureau. time now, 6:38. new figures on consumer spending out this morning. the latest financial news when we come back. and tesla officially takes over the nummi plant today. what the change really means for the community and the laid off workers. ,, [ male announcer ] barbara boxer.
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good morning. they just cancelled a traffic alert on northbound 880 at 7th street, which is great news if you are using the 880 approach to get towards the bay bridge. there was an earlier big rig fire just past the 7th street exit so they shut down a couple of right lanes but all lanes
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are open. still a little slow in the area just seeing some of that residual slowing passing 980. at the bay bridge toll plaza, itself, you can see there is a bit of a wait now. metering lights are on so it's backing up inching closer towards that west grand overcrossing. and we have more problems for your westbound 580 right out of the altamont pass. an accident right there as you approach grant line. break lights there. 21 minutes from the altamont pass towards the dublin interchange. it is friday. and it is hi-5 time. our hi-5 today is actually in pacifica. these are the folks from obsession salon in lend mar. and they pride themselves on community involvement. they have helped clients donate hair to organizations that make wigs for people who lost their hair in cancer treatments. obsessions salon and spa has been a small business in pacifica for over a decade. i like the charm angels poses, gals. they look great. if you have a small business, a group, charity, that wants to be part of future hi-5s
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with us, go ahead and email us at mornings@cbs5.com. great job. unfortunately it was too foggy for chopper 5 to fly so we had to use the photo instead. >> i like them. they get a little spunk. i may go down there and get my hair done. >> you should do a "charlie's angels" pose traffic and weather. >> is that a challenge, elizabeth? >> you can do it i know. >> she's got the whole thing going. do it again, elizabeth. >> come on, tracy. [ laughter ] >> you know it's friday! mostly cloudy conditions with low clouds inland. low clouds and fog, even in parts of the bay as well as for the coastline. and the mid-50s to the lower 60s inland. 80s inland, lower 60s to near 70 degrees around the bay with a mix of sun and clouds. and low clouds and fog in the forecast along the coastline. here's a look at what we're
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watching. low pressure down in southern california is going to continue to give us more clouds today and continue to aid in our cooldown. so today's highs cooler than yesterday especially inland with the lower 80s in los gatos lower 80s in campbell and mid- 70s in redwood city and palo alto. 75 degrees today in union city and 76 at fremont. we'll continue along the bay with 73 in san leandro, 70 in oakland, 67 in richmond moving inland a bit and it's about the 80s, lower 80s in pleasant hill, 83 in danville, 28 in dublin and the upper 80s in antioch and also in brentwood. north bay locations, 76 in san rafael, 80 sonoma, 78 in santa rosa and the lower 60s from sausalito to san francisco. we start off with the five-day forecast and eventually to the seven-day forecast. slightly cooler saturday, sunday and monday. and then temperatures warming up a bit tuesday, wednesday and
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thursday. this saturday it is the leap sandcastle contest in ocean beach. oktobercreek fest going on, also. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. in business news this morning, we have a new hb ceo and some moderately encouraging numbers on the consumer spending front. for more here's jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. someone running behind your shot there, jason. >> it's always an active newsroom in here, for sure. a big curve ball coming from hp yesterday when they announced they are hiring an executive from across the atlantic in germany leo apotheker. he worked for sap software, the biggest rival for oracle for
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about 20 years. analysts everywhere had been expecting hp to stay in-house to replace the ousted marc hurd or go to ibm to hire one of their top executives. apotheker brings a wealth of sales experience. hp wants to become a bigger software player. most of the big tech companies are branching out to different areas being it software, hardware, cloud services. investors wary of the hire. hp shares down 2.5%. better numbers than expected on consumer spending and personal income for the month of august, up .4% consumer spending, flat in july but better. result, the dow up of 6. nasdaq up by 18. s&p up by 8. they got a lot more economic information coming down in just a few
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minutes. >> thank you. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. today marks the new chapter for the former nummi auto plant in fremont. tesla motors will now take over the property. the automaker plans to build its model s electric roadster there as well as other cars. tesla says the operation could create 1,000 jobs and that number could actually grow. nummi, which is a joint venture between toyota and gm, closed april 1. it's been interesting political theater this week. a former housekeeper for meg whitman accusing meg of mistreatment. then whitman in turn accusing the democratic leaders of a smear campaign. cbs 5 political insider phil matier is here with former san francisco mayor willie brown. they are already having a heated discussion and totally ignoring that i'm tossing to them right now. gentlemen, gentlemen, would you like to share with us? >> yes. as a matter of fact. okay. meg whitman, it was about time
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the circus came to town. in california politics it always shows up. and this time it came through the vision of gloria allred. once again, a woman that you happen to know well. this attorney down in los angeles with the whole illegal immigration thing, what's your take? >> oh, i think that she is doing a good service. it's always fun to out somebody or something they have tried to cover up or they don't want to admit. >> let's back up a little on this. >> yes, go right ahead. >> this is a staged event, right? >> gloria allred revelation is a staged event because it's going to help her in the lawsuit she has. >> a lawsuit over wages and whether or not you used a car? come on. we have two people here, gloria allred on one hand who is it dying to get attention and she has it. she has meg whitman a gubernatorial candidate in the buck. my question to you is jerry brown behind this? >> no. of course not. jerry brown isn't behind it. jerry brown and gloria? are you kidding me? no one programs with gloria.
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she might tell it so you don't program with her. let me also say, i don't think it's appropriate for us to focus on gloria. i think it's appropriate for to us focus on somebody who is asking to be governor. >> that's because you're backing jerry brown. >> well, i'm voting for jerry brown. i am a democrat, no question at all. but i am as objective as possible. the way i got a speakership is because the republicans stepped over the aisle to embrace me candidacy. meg whitman should have last spring when she was campaigning and immigration was the ig issue, she should have used it at that time by saying, when i discovered a person on my staff had a questionable document status, i moved to deal with it. i terminated her. i offered her legal assistance. my children so loved her. it's a real tragedy. it's the kind of thing that we ought to try to figure out how to make people legal.
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if she had done that, no allred story, this late in the campaign. >> okay. second, do you buy the idea that her husband signed thing and didn't tell her? >> i buy the idea that he signed it. i don't know whether or not they communicate. many times, husbands wives don't talk. >> i thought that's something my husband would do sign it pass it off not tell me until it came back to bite us. he came home from work last night and said that's something i should do. >> obviously she should be handling it quite differently. her politician and her campaign operation has set up the kind of circle the wagons, get the experts, discredit the utterer and the messenger and the story will go away. 72 hours later she is still trying to explain it. tomorrow night in fresno in the
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debate, on a spanish language channel, she will be attempting to explain it. she is going to have to tell her immigration policy and believe me, it's going to go on and on and on because there is not just one letter. there are some other things that are going to come out. >> she should have just done what you always did. >> i always told you and the world -- >> what you did is you made it worse. >> i preempted it. >> you changed the subject. >> i also became the leak. [ laughter ] >> you would leak on yourself. i have a better story for you. i got one over here. >> that's how you handle it if you're a real pro, you get rid of it. >> willie, maybe helping needs to you back her up here, give her some advice. >> she spent too much already. i wouldn't want to be responsible for another $50 million. [ laughter ] >> that's about my fee. >> thank you very much, gentlemen, for the insight this morning as usual very entertaining. well, on to some more entertainment for you. san francisco giants are just
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one win away from the national league west championship. if they prevail they will be in the post-season for the first time since 2003. we want to know, do you have giants play-off fever? continue to send us your answers at mornings@cbs5.com. or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. 6:52. bring your own lunch. that is the message that one east bay high school is sending out to students this morning. a fire destroyed the school's cafeteria. we have details coming up. i'm maggie rodriguez.
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an early-morning school fire in richmond is being called suspicious. anne makovec reports. >> reporter: just got done speaking with school officials here. they are bringing in bag lunches for the students because the cafeteria is a total loss. the fire started a little after 1:00 a.m. at de anza high school. firefighters contained the fire to the cafeteria's kitchen. but significant damage. they are estimating up to $2 million. basically that building is a total loss. firefighters believe it was arson. their clue, several discharged fire extinguishers inside and outside of the building. now, it seems odd that someone would try to set a fire and then put it out with a fire extinguisher. also, they found some footprints and the doors were locked when fire officials arrived. so again, they are bringing in bag lunches for the students. eventually they are going to have a temporary building
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serving as the cafeteria here. the other good news is that that building was set to be demolished within the next couple of years anyways because they are totally redoing de anza high school in richmond. >> good news this morning for those students with reduced price lunches. they will still be able to get their lunches. thanks so much, anne. meg whitman is trying to end the controversy over her hiring of an illegal immigrant. the republican nominee for governor says she and her husband did not know in 2003 their housekeeper was living in the country illegally. whitman digital allegations by attorney gloria allred that -- denies allegations by attorney gloria allred that the social security administration contacted her that year about her housekeeper. allred presented a copy of the letter to whitman and her husband yesterday. [ inaudible ] >> it would be good if i turn on my microphone. all right, folks. they cleared a car fire out of lanes on southbound 880 in
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hayward right there approaching the 92 interchange. obviously this is a bad commute spot. all these people are heading towards the san mateo bridge. as of a minute ago they opened all lanes of the nimitz freeway southbound 880 through the area. across the san mateo bridge, no problems towards the peninsula. this is westbound 92 in the commute direction. traffic heading towards foster city. pretty quiet as well off the high-rise. slow out of the altamont pass, an accident blocking two lanes and they issued a traffic alert near grant line road. 25-minute commute on westbound 580 towards the dublin interchange. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for today, we continue to cool down. so from record-breaking temperatures to a cooler forecast, we like that. 70 at the bay. 80s inland. clouds at the coast with highs in the lower 60s. mix of sun and clouds for the
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weekend with temperatures still cooler than today. cooling down through the weekend. temperatures rebound wednesday and thursday. sunday strive for life run/walk to benefit the colon cancer foundation. lake merced, san francisco, conditions in the upper 50s. registration around 7:30. the event begins at 9:00. and this weekend is the cupertino carnival, saint joseph of cupertino school mostly sunny and temperatures in the upper 70s. should be a decent weekend. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. there is a new world record this morning for the world's largest fashion show. it happened last night in paris. a department store hired 521 models to walk across a giant outdoor carpet set up on a main shopping boulevard. the previous record for single show was 250 models. evening commuters stopped to catch a glimpse of last night's

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